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[stil-huhnt] /ˈstɪlˌhʌnt/
verb (used with object)
to pursue or ambush by a still hunt.
verb (used without object)
to carry on a still hunt.
Origin of still-hunt
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
Related forms
still-hunter, noun

still hunt

a hunt for game carried on stealthily, as by stalking, or under cover, as in ambush.
Informal. a quiet or secret pursuit of any object.
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Then, of course, they used to still-hunt them with bows and arrows.

    Jack the Young Explorer George Bird Grinnell
  • Another method is to still-hunt him, the same as is done with deer.

    Cruisings in the Cascades George O. Shields
  • Once in a while some of the men would go into the swamp and still-hunt wild hogs, and we would get some fresh pork.

    Life in the Confederate Army Arthur Peronneau Ford
  • It could not be called a "still-hunt," for the reason that six men hunting in a pack are never still; however, it did not matter.

  • They are extremely intelligent animals, and it is therefore very difficult to still-hunt them.

  • The bass-drum is all right at the head of the procession, but the still-hunt cuts the most ice in politics.

    Oklahoma Sunshine

    Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
  • We're sure of a shot if we still-hunt over in that direction—sure of a tight roof and good beds, too.

  • To this human encyclopedia, therefore, did Matt Peasley come in his still-hunt for information touching the steamer Narcissus.

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • From their point of view, the still-hunt or “sneak” hunt was the method par excellence.

  • The method of slaughter has already been fully described under the head of “the still-hunt,” and need not be recapitulated.

British Dictionary definitions for still-hunt

still hunt

the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing
to hunt (quarry) in this way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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